Queensland has so many different types of habitat, it is no surprise it is home to an extraordinary diversity of reptiles. In the tropical rainforest lives one of Australia's most spectacular dragons, the Boyd's Rainforest Dragon. The arid south-west is home to the deadly Inland Taipan. In the deeply cracked black soil plains of the Mitchell Grass Downs, Collett's Snake hides from the baking midday sun. In the far north there are even isolated pockets of New Guinean animals, among them the magnificent Green Tree Python, which lives in the Iron and Mcllraith Ranges and can be found by day coiled around thick vines. And few Queensland homes are without delightful nocturnal geckos.
This second edition of A Field Guide to Reptiles of Queensland covers all of Queensland's reptiles. There are more than 490 named species, including over 170 that occur nowhere else. Reptiles are identified using a combination of colour photographs, line drawings, keys, distribution maps and species descriptions.